against it by a 2-1 margin. and house republicans killed the bill altogether, that was the last congress, before inauguration. now it is the new congress. and now the issue is back, and democrats in the senate are fast-tracking it. senate republicans seem to just be prepared to let it quietly pass, but it does have to go through the house. and so house republicans have to resolve this looming question, what have they learned about how to deal with women's issues? are they going to take a cue or kill it in the house again? is the problem just the way they talk about things like killing the violence against women act? or is the problem, dude, you're killing the violence against women act? it is a structural question, really, a question of whether the house looks to the national discussion, the republicans in the senate, the other republicans in washington, the national message of what went wrong for the republicans in this last election, or do they look home for guidance? do house republicans look for guidance to what is going on in their states?